Moray Learning Estate Strategy

This dedicated area will provide information and updates on the Moray Learning Estate Strategy.

Information on planned, current and previous consultations will be uploaded as required.  If you have a query that is not covered in this area, please contact us by emailing

Scotland’s Learning Estate Strategy 2019

Scotland's Learning Estate Strategy 2019 sets out a strategy for improving the school estate across Scotland to better meet the needs of young people and the wider community.  

Moray Council fully supports the Learning Estate Strategy and the shared vision, aspiration for the school estate and guiding principles and objectives remain valid and a good basis for developing our approach within Moray.

The Moray Learning Estate Strategy

The Moray Learning Estate Strategy was approved by Council in December 2020.  The basis of the strategy is the occupancy, suitability and condition of our schools with the outcome being a more efficient and fit-for-purpose school estate for communities across Moray. 

To achieve optimal educational and community benefit, the learning estate strategy states that:

  1. Learning environments should support and facilitate excellent joined up learning and teaching to meet the needs of all learners;
  2. Learning environments should support the wellbeing of all learners, meet varying needs to support inclusion and support transitions for all learners;
  3. The learning estate should be well-managed and maintained, making the best of existing resources, maximising occupancy and representing and delivering best value;
  4. The condition and suitability of learning environments should support and enhance their function;
  5. Learning environments should serve the wider community and where appropriate be integrated with the delivery of other public services in line with the place principle;
  6. Learning environments should be greener, more sustainable, allow safe and accessible routes and be digitally enabled;
  7. Outdoor learning and the use of outdoor learning environments should be maximised;
  8. Good consultation about learning environments, direct engagement with learners and communities about their needs and experiences, and an involvement in decision making processes should lead to better outcomes for all;
  9. Collaboration across the learning estate, and collaboration with partners in localities, should support maximising its full potential;
  10. Investment in Moray’s learning estate should contribute towards improving learning outcomes and support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

To provide a sustainable education service aiming for excellence, the learning estate strategy will help us provide our learners with the best learning environments whilst ensuring there is sufficient capacity as Moray grows as an economy.

Next Steps 

We understand that improvements can be made to learning environments across Moray.  The Learning Estate Strategy outlines our commitment to the development of lifetime maintenance plans for schools that fall below the B/B standard in terms of suitability and condition.  

Full condition surveys of all Moray Schools will be undertaken over the next 12-18months to identify major upgrade works and prioritise projects to address these.  

Contact Us

Moray Council Learning Estate Team
Council Office
High Street
IV30 1BX

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